Thursday, February 15, 2007


The renaissance of the telegraph. Yesterday I signed up for a new price plan for my cell phone, giving me unlimited SMS within Sweden for 99 kronor (€10,65) per month. A bargain considering how addicted I have become to the multi-tap lifestyle.

With a proficiency level high enough to make even Samuel Morse jealous, I have come to use text messaging for everything from short hellos to haiku poems. During my summer in Ann Arbor I also learned that texting is a quintessentially European activity, virtually unheard of in the US. In Germany, Angela Merkel is even known for conducting a lot of her politics through SMS, making it necessary for her counterparts to stay brief and focus on the essentials.

Why does Rasmus write about this? Seriously, I do not know.


Blogger Natasja said...

Maybe because...

5:59 pm  

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